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bio website crossingsrp.no-ip.org
location Akron, OH
age 25
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Mar 5 at 17:47

I've recently completed my MSc Computer Science from a UK institution, and have moved back to the US to begin work. I write in my spare time, enjoy cooking, and apparently am addicted to signing up for SE sites :).


Oct
27
asked Should a novella have chapters?
Oct
27
accepted Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
Oct
26
awarded  Commentator
Oct
26
comment Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
I put "even" because she was the one most likely to attempt to deny it, given she has the most stake in it. If she has to admit it, then any third party can't really argue. Is that not the best way to show that?
Oct
26
comment Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
I definitely agree with you on "gruff" being poor choice of words, sarcastic as you are about it. The question becomes how to really show the uncle's character without making the already long snippit even longer? I thought I could do it with the facial description, after you already care since you know he's in the story now. Other ideas?
Oct
26
comment Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
yeah, I wasn't sure what to put though. That look better?
Oct
26
revised Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
added more tags
Oct
25
asked Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
Oct
21
awarded  Critic
Oct
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
19
comment Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
@Standback It occurs to me that some of the most famous pennames were male names used for female authors. If they can disguise their gender, I'd think I could manage to disguise my race until I'm ready to reveal my real name.
Oct
19
answered Writing different genres
Oct
19
accepted Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
Oct
19
comment Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
I suspect Google+ will be the primary link between my screenname and my real name in the future. I don't make a big deal out of separating the two online - instead, I don't do things under my screenname that I wouldn't want people who know me offline to know about.
Oct
19
comment Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
@Standback But that's the problem. The reason I want to use a penname is that Yami feels more like my name than any shortening or expansion of my real name. If I'm not using that, I might as well use my real name :/ I wish I hadn't been such a weeaboo as a teenager, then I wouldn't be in this mess, but I can't go back in time and change that now.
Oct
18
awarded  Editor
Oct
18
revised Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
added 103 characters in body
Oct
18
comment Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
Haha! I've considered changing my name but I don't match the ethnicity of my screen name so I'll probably just keep using my real name offline.
Oct
18
asked Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
Oct
12
awarded  Teacher